January 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 32

Stories from the January 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: New Year’s resolutions

Welcome back GW. Before the semester gets into full swing, let’s set some New Year’s resolutions – and actually keep them this year. UPD open records Regardless of the school’s ruling on arming the University Police Department, UPD must finally open its records to the public. In the context of the community-wide discussion, it is […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Free Group Fitness Classes All group fitness classes at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center are free during the first week of classes. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lerner Health and Wellness Center Multi-Purpose Room Get Cozy at Cosi Take a shuttle from 21st and H streets to Cosi for two hours of free […]

Andrew Springer: Let’s float back down to earth

If you watch the inaugural parade next Tuesday, you’ll see the new president, marching bands, a JROTC group or two and a float that represents our school. Only, when I look at said float, I won’t just see the confusing mess everyone else will. I’ll see the $85,000 price tag. In November, The Hatchet reported […]

Snapshot: Inaugural Army

Alex Ellis/photo editor Members of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. participate in a practice run-through of the inaugural parade Sunday morning in front of the White House.

Letters to the Editor

No need for inauguration Web site I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw The Hatchet’s latest editorial (“GWInauguration.com,” Dec. 8, p.4) calling for GWInauguration.com. I urge current administrators to maintain the status quo for sending information to students and disregard The Hatchet’s editorial. I am one student who tends to believe that most people […]

Amanda Crowe: Univ. should refuse new SAT policy

For our generation, standardized testing is a way of life. As college students grudgingly start thinking about the LSAT, MCAT or GRE test in their not so distant future, the SAT is probably the closest experience most students have had with high-stakes testing. Although students have had unlimited shots at the SAT in recent years, […]

A good catch in Southwest

Offering a veritable rainbow of fresh and live seafood, the Maine Avenue Fish Market in Southwest D.C. is the epitome of authenticity. From the lulling sound of the river to the catches of barracuda, octopus and still-kicking crab, the Wharf, as regulars call it, offers the necessary ingredients for any seafood dish or unique getaway. […]

Students begin construction on inaugural float

Something is happening in the basement of the Academic Center. A week before the spring semester began, GW staffers who park their cars in the garage’s fourth basement level could hear laughter and construction noises coming from a corner blocked off with large white tarps. About 50 students gave up a week of their winter […]

Men fall flat in A-10 opener against Richmond

For much of Saturday night’s men’s basketball 60-48 loss to Richmond, head coach Karl Hobbs’ team looked like a group that had lost four straight games to some of the worst teams in the country. The Spiders led 25-5 in the first half, a lead that swelled to 23 points early in the second half […]